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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

JAYWALKING

DEFINITION:
Walking across a street outside of marked cross-walks and not at a corner, and/or against a signal light.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A jaywalking pedestrian died early Sunday when a Cadillac Escalade slammed into him as he crossed East Colfax Avenue in a dimly lit area, Aurora police said.
The Denver Post, 06/20/2016

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

Nihilism

Tempestuous

Recapitulate

Tectonic


2. To make an accusation against.

Recapitulate

Tectonic

Jejune

Impeach


3. To renounce under oath; forswear.

Hemoglobin

Abjure

Hypotenuse

Nomenclature


4. A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Detritus

Oligarchy

Photosynthesis

Belie


5. The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Belie

Filibuster

Plasma

Chicanery


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